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Join us this December for a rejuvenating yoga, mantra and massage retreat in the beautiful jungle of Goa, India! On the land of Dudhsagar Plantation we will make a journey inwards using gentle yoga practices, mantra singing and the healing practice of Thai Yoga Massage. This retreat is a gift for your senses, as we will explore the spices and plants of the plantation as well as the beautiful natural surroundings. A relaxed, calming, small-scale retreat with lots of free time to connect with yourself and each other in a loving and natural space of being. Yoga, mantra and massage practices will be guided from the heart by Jeska Onderwater and fresh home-cooked vegetarian food and accommodation will be provided by Dudhsagar plantation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited spots available at introductory prices. Write in at dudhsagarplantation@gmail.com for more details and bookings.

 

Inclusions:

  • 6 nights accommodation

  • 3 vegetarian home cooked meals daily + early morning fruit juice, free flow herbal tea throughout the day

  • All meditation, yoga and mantra practices

  • 2 Introductory Thai Yoga Massage workshops

  • Many other activities such as a cooking class with fresh ingredients from the fields, a spice tour at the plantation and the possibility to get involved with organic farming on the property.

 

Packages:

  • Plantation Cottage (king size bed) Euro 275 or Rs 21,100 pp in double occupancy when booked together/ 400 Euro or Rs 30,600 p.p. in single occupancy

  • Cozy Cottage with open to the sky bathroom (2 single beds) Euro 275 or Rs 21,100 pp in double occupancy when booked together/ 400 Euro or Rs 30,600 p.p. in single occupancy

  • Family Cottage with open to the sky bathroom (4 single beds) Euro 220 or Rs 16,900 pp in quad occupancy, can be booked individually.

(not included are: travel costs, optional excursion to Dudhsagar and Tambdi Surla, optional visit to Portuguese Era Heritage Homes at Chandor)



Type of practices :  Vinyasa Flow + Yin + Meditation + Mantra + Ritual + Ayurveda + Thai Yoga Massage

PROGRAM*

Day 1
14:00 - 17:00 Arrival and Welcome Snack + Tea
18:00 Dinner
20:00 Opening circle: Yin Yoga & Mantra ceremony

 
Day 2
7:30 - 9:00 Morning yoga/meditation session
9:30 - 10:30 Breakfast 
Free time
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
Free time
16:30 Tea time
17:00 - 18:30 Afternoon spice tour on the plantation 
20:00 Dinner 

Day 3
7:30 - 9:00 Morning yoga/meditation session 

9:30 - 10:30 Breakfast 
Free time
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
Free time
16:00 - 18:30 Cooking class (Ayurvedic/Herbal Medicine focus)
20:00 Self-cooked dinner

Day 4 
7:30 - 9:00 Morning yoga/meditation session 
9:30 - 10:30 Breakfast 
Free time
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
Free time
15:00 - 18:30 Afternoon session: Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage I
20:00 Dinner 

Day 5
7:30 - 9:00 Morning yoga/meditation session 
9:30 - 10:30 Breakfast 

Free time
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
Free time
14:00 - 18:00 Tour to the waterfall - Tambdi Surla temple and hike
20:00 Dinner 

Day 6
7:30 - 9:00 Morning yoga/meditation session 
9:30 - 10:30 Breakfast 
Free time
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
Free time
15:00 - 18:30 Afternoon session: Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage II
20:00 Dinner 
Final evening bonfire celebration

Day 7
7:30 - 9:00 Morning yoga/meditation session 
9:30 - 10:30 Breakfast 
Packing/check out
12:00 Closing circle - sharing - goodbyes
13:00 Lunch
 
*Note that the program is preliminary and can change due to circumstances.
Every activities is elective, you are free to enjoy your week as you like.

 

Vinyasa flow yoga is an active, creative form of yoga in which you move through a series of postures with attention for breath-initiated movement, helping you to connect to your body, mind and soul. By moving your body mindfully and creating space for your intuition to speak, this type of yoga opens the door for looking within yourself and creating flexibility and strength in your body.

 

Yin yoga is a calming practice in which poses are held for a longer amount of time with the help of props, allowing the body to release tension on the deeper levels of the tissues. This type of yoga stills body and mind and is especially suited for afternoon and evening practices. Practicing both yin and yang (like vinyasa flow) yoga helps to maintain balance of both energies in the body.

 

Ayurveda comprises the holistic and ancient health wisdom of India; ayur means ‘life’ and ‘veda’ stands for knowledge. Ayurveda teaches the knowledge of life and how to live a life in tune with nature. In this retreat we will look into the basic principles of Ayurveda and applying them in cooking class.

 

Thai Yoga Massage is a meditative and healing type of massage practice in which both the giver and receiver engage in a sacred dance of energy. It is a gentle form of massage in which you use your own body weight to massage. It originates as the healing practice of Doctor Shivago, the personal doctor of the Buddha, emphasizing the qualities of loving kindness (metta), compassion (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita) and equanimity (upekkha).

 

Yoga, Massage and Mantra Singing will be guided by Jeska Onderwater

Jeska guides yoga classes and singing circles from and for the heart. In her classes and with her music she facilitates a process of connecting with your intuition through yoga, mantra, meditation, music and writing. Her workshops and singing circles always contain a mixture of different disciplines. She believes that creativity and spirituality are complementary and encourages others to explore their unique combination of the two. Jeska’s yoga classes connect you with your inner voice and help you find a place of stillness in movement. She will guide active vinyasa morning classes and occasional calming yin yoga classes in the evening. She often finishes her classes with a heart-opening musical surprise: www.jeskaonderwater.com
 

Food, Accommodation and exploration activities of the area will be provided by Dudhsagar Plantation

Dudhsagar Plantation is a 50 acre organic farm located on the fringe of Mollem National Park. The spacious goan-style cottages are set in a coconut grove, in the midst of exotic plants. It's a peaceful place with lots of birds and butterflies, nature trails, a panorama pool and home cooked food. And there’s always some firewood ready for lighting up a bonfire under the star spangled sky. Your hosts at the plantation are the Malkarnekars, an Indo – German family with roots in Goa. They’ll be happy to show you around the plantation, explain their eco farming practices and introduce you to Indian cooking. The cottages at the plantation all have spacious verandas with view of lush tropical greenery. Bathroom and toilet are attached, with hot and cold water. Two of the cottages have open to the sky bathrooms. There are ventilators in the cottages and on the veranda.

www.dudhsagarplantation.com